McCarthy, Niall. (14 August 2018). The transatlantic divide in language learning. Forbes.
The infographic tells the story of just how few in the USA are bi- or multilingual, summarizing a Pew Research Center report using Eurostat data, thus the focus on Europe vs the USA:
The explanation for the gap comes from an earlier Pew Research Center report, this one on the state of jobs in the USA, which showed that only 36% of Americans reported that knowing a foreign language was an extremely or very important trait for workers to be successful in today’s economy, ranking it last out of eight skills for workers’ success.